Gifted with two equally great feet, it makes sense that many people are asking what football boots does Neymar wear.
A player who has been regarded in the top bracket of footballers, he has lit up the football world since his switch from Santos to Barcelona in 2013.
So in this post, we will turn our attention to him and the football boots he wears.
I will be taking you through how these help him produce moments of brilliance and talking you through his recent switch of brands.
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Who Is Neymar?
Neymar, a footballer who made his name back in Brazil for boyhood club Santos, at the age of 18, was already becoming a name for the future.
Known for his skills, dribbling and clinical nature in front of goal, it was only a matter of time before a club came in for him.
Since his $57 million moves to Barcelona, Neymar has been within the bracket of world-class footballers ever since, with consistent displays scoring many goals.
He has also shown how good of a footballing playmaker he is, with his involvement with assists for his teammates too.
What Football Boots Does Neymar Currently Wear?
Up until recently, Neymar has been wearing Nike football boots, but since changing to Puma, he now wears the Puma Future Z.
A pair of boots that have been designed in collaboration with the footballer to suit someone of his playstyle.
These boots are hot property right now, and since being released in December 2020, they have been a tough pair of boots to get hold of.
If you can find a pair available, you are looking at a price tag of £190.
How The Puma Future Z’s Help Neymar?
Neymar is an all-round attacker who possesses great speed, close control dribbling and a great eye for goal.
For the last 10 years, Neymar has chosen to stick with the Nike Mercurial range.
These complement his style since they are made for fast players who want to feel light on their feet and get into their stride fast.
While there was a lot of money involved in the swap between Nike and Puma, Neymar still needs a boot similar to the Mercurials that can help him perform to his potential games.
So in this section, we will look at some interesting components of his signature Puma Future Z’s boots.
I will highlight a few things that have been designed to help Neymar perform to the best of his capabilities.
Neymar’s previous boots are known for being comfortable, which is what the Puma Future Z’s offer.
The Fusion Fit band offers a compressed fit while not being too tight where it’s uncomfortable.
Giving a player like Neymar a free range of motion to run around the pitch freely and dictate the game as he is all well known for doing.
Another aspect to touch on is the Grip Control Pro, which is on the toe area.
This includes various ridges to help a player gain grip of the ball, and therefore have more control.
Overall there is a lot to like about Neymar’s new Puma Future Z boots, which give Nike’s Mercurials range a run for their money.
Boots He Has Previously Worn
Has Neymar was making his mark on the professional football scene, he started off wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor and Total 90 Laser boots from 2003 to 2009.
In the year that Neymar won South America’s player of the year in 2010, he moved to the Nike Mercurial Superfly second generations.
These were in a green and black colourway and were the first football boots he wore for his country when making his debut for the senior team.
A year later, he moved to the third generation of the Nike Mercurial Superfly.
Before then, making the change to the Nike Green Speed in 2012, a pair made out of recycled resources.
2013: Barcelona Era And MSN Domination
On arrival at the Catalan giants Barcelona, Neymar displayed a Nike Hypevenom Phantom pair in an orange and black colourway.
He also went on to wear these football boots at the world cup in his home country.
With the deadly trio of MSN (Messi, Suarez and Neymar) being one of the most lethal in world football, Neymar moved up to the second generation of Hypevenom Phantoms.
These were a big improvement from the first gens and featured a silver and orange colourway, with a dynamic collar.
In the year where Neymar helped his team pull of the biggest comeback in history, to beat PSG 6-5 on aggregate, he wore the Nike Mercurial Vapor XL.
These were a fresh look to the merc’s and featured a clear green colourway.
2018: Record Transfer
Moving on again another year to 2018, when he made a record signing deal for PSG for $235 million, he transitioned to the next vapor’s, which were the 360’s.
In his time at PSG, he has alternated between the Vapors and the 360s, of which of them we have seen some really cool designs.
The standouts arguably being the orange colourway, as shown above.
Who Else Wears Neymars Football Boots?
The majority of footballers tend to be sponsored by Nike or Adidas.
However, Puma is big and fairly close to them, and their most recent deal with Neymar and the boots show there on their tails.
There are still several class footballers around Europe like Sergio Aguero who are partnered with Puma and wear Future football boots.
- Luiz Suarez and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid
- Ederson of Man City
- James Maddison of Leicester
- Granit Xhaka of Arsenal
- Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan